Today’s word of the day is 这 (zhè) which means ‘this’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 这 (zhè).
这样 (zhè yàng) This way
The first phrase is 这样 (zhè yàng) which means ‘this way'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 这 means this and 样 means manner. A common sentence you may hear is 你别这样。 (Nǐ bié zhèyàng.) Don’t be like this. Say this to someone who is acting in a way that you don’t want them to.
这种 (zhè zhǒng) This type
Another phrase we can create with 这 (zhè) is 这种 (zhè zhǒng). This phrase means ‘this type’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 这 means this and 种 means type. A way of using it in a sentence is 这种蛇会咬人吗? (Zhè zhǒng shé huì yǎo rén ma?) Do these types of snakes bite people?
这次 (zhè cì) This time
Finally, we can create the phrase 这次 (zhè cì) which means ‘this time’. The 次 is a measure word for ‘time’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这次考试很简单。(Zhè cì kǎoshì hěn jiǎndān.) The exam was easy this time.